TRAFFIC
1971, Janus Films, 96 min, France, Dir: Jacques Tati

Jacques Tati reinstates M. Hulot, who is given the assignment of escorting a ridiculously gadget-addled, super-deluxe camper from its French factory to the International Automobile Show in Amsterdam. Of course, a comic set of obstacles, detours and mishaps sets the caravan reeling. In French with English subtitles.


THE BIG DAY
JOUR DE FETE
1949, Janus Films, 79 min, France, Dir: Jacques Tati

Jacques Tati’s feature directorial debut is a priceless showcase for his comedic talents, as he plays a mailman attempting to streamline delivery in his small town. He soon finds his attempts at modernization and a coinciding Bastille Day celebration don’t mix. In French with English subtitles.


M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY
LES VACANCES DE MONSIEUR HULOT
1953, Janus Films, 85 min, France, Dir: Jacques Tati

Director Jacques Tati’s first film starring Monsieur Hulot finds the irascible Frenchman on vacation in a petite resort town. Hulot attempts to keep his slapstick clumsiness at bay and to blend in with the hilariously habituated bourgeoisie, but with little success. In French with English subtitles.


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